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NASA recently doubled the rate at which data from the International Space Station returns to Earth, paving the way for similar future upgrades on Gateway, NASA's upcoming outpost in lunar orbit, and other exploration missions.

The Milky Way lights up an orbital night pass as the International Space Station orbited 257 miles above the Coral Sea in between Australia and Papua New Guinea. The atmospheric glow highlights Earth's limb below.

ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet is photographed during a spacewalk 259 miles above Argentina in January 2017.

The forward-end of the International Space Station is pictured highlighting portions of three modules and a pressurized mating adapter.

Five of six Expedition 59 crewmembers gather inside Russia's Zvezda service module for dinner as a pizza loaded with toppings floats above the galley.

NASA astronaut Nick Hague transfers research samples into a specialized science freezer located aboard the International Space Station.

A research team in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Toyohashi University of Technology has developed new concept of fire extinguisher optimized for space-use; named Vacuum Extinguish Method (VEM).

Currently, NASA relies on radio waves to send information between spacecraft and Earth.

Russian spacewalker Oleg Kononenko (suit with red stripes) works outside the International Space Station over 250 miles above Earth to inspect the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft.

Three crew members are adjusting to life on the International Space Station after a successful launch and docking of their Russian Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft Monday.

On Orbit Plumbers

NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor performs plumbing duties inside the International Space Station's toilet, also known as the Waste and Hygiene Compartment, located in the U.S. Tranquility module.

Northrop Grumman personnel load supplies and experiments into the Cygnus cargo spacecraft in the payload processing facility at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility.

On Saturday the Japanese cargo vessel HTV-7 was launched into space from Tanegashima, Japan. Already orbiting Earth it will arrive at the International Space Station on Thursday packed with scientific equipment and supplies for the six astronauts living 400 km above.

The JAXA H-IIB rocket, hauling the state-of-the-art microgravity research facility and other cargo via the H-II Transport Vehicle-7 (HTV-7), successfully lifted off at 1:52 p.m. EDT on Sept. 22 from Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan.

There Are Big Cameras On The Space Station

Cosmonauts Oleg Artemyev and Sergey Prokopyev practice using the TORU, or telerobotically-operated rendezvous system, inside the Zvezda service module.

Doctors learn a lot about their patients' health by taking their temperature. An elevated temperature, or fever, can be a sign of illness.

Some of the earliest human explorers used mechanical tools called sextants to navigate vast oceans and discover new lands.

Crew aboard the International Space Station are now running two Veggie facilities simultaneously!

Almost every product we use has a shelf life. From milk and meat to laundry detergent and batteries, it's important to know when it's safe to use a product, and when it's time to replace it. But what about materials used for spacecraft?

The Crew Interactive MObile companioN (CIMON) is able to see, hear, understand, speak - and fly. It is roughly spherical, has a diameter of 32 centimetres and weighs five kilograms.

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